Tuesday, September 27, 2011

12 Week Calendar Challenge

I was blog hopping the other day, catching up on all the things that are going on in blogland and I came across this neat challenge from the Craft Barn.
The challenge is to create a calendar each week for the next 12 weeks.

I decided that I would make each month of the year on a large tag, cut using the Tim Holtz Tag die. So I started doing them yesterday - catching up on the first two weeks challenge themes and doing this week's theme as well.

The first week's challenge was blue and crackle, so I coloured the tag using Adirondack Snow Cap dabber then Faded Jeans distress stain. The paint underneath provided a lovely base for the stain and gave the tag a dappled look. I then edged the card and the calendar (January) with Stormy Sky distress ink.I stamped a Stampers Anonymous Life stamp on the tag as well.

The flower was made using the tattered florals die (TH again!) and I used glimmer mist in a frosty blue colour to spray the flower to give it a bit of a shimmer.

The crackle part of the tag is on the ticket, which I stamped with a Stampers Anonymous stamp in Versafine Black ink then edged with stormy sky DI. I painted it with distress crackle - Rock Candy and left it to dry before attaching it to the tag.

The second week's challenge was red and embossed. For this one, I covered the tag with Christina Re paper that had a red flourish on the corner, then distressed it eart and Wings TH die, then embossed with a spots embossing folder. On top of that, I inked both up with embossing ink and covered with clear UTEE. I did this twice and it produced a lovely shiny coating on the hearts. I then edged the hearts with a gold pen.

I made the roses from red paper and a 6 petal flower punch. I spritzed them with gold glimmer mist then attached to the tag along with some green leaves that I cut with a leaf die.

I cut the key with a CB cut and emboss folder then inked with walnut stain and vintage photo DIs and covered with crackle paint - Rock Candy. I attached this to the tag using some seam binding that I coloured with the barn door DI.

The challenge theme for this week was green and flowers with some embossing. I stamped a new flower stamp from Montarga on the bottom of the tag then embossed it with clear EP. I added a clouds stamp and embossed that before making a mask to cover it. I then brayered peeled paint DI over the top of the embossed image. I gradually added more colours with the brayer - tumbled glass then stormy sky. The claendar (March) was glued to the centre of the tag and I added butterflies that I stamped (Tanda stamp) and coloured blue and green with copic markers, then embossed with clear EP. The ribbon is seam binding that I coloured using peeled paint DI.

I really enjoyed making these tags and look forward to the next week's theme!


Gio said...

Love the format you choose!

And the realization , too. March is my fave, very elegant!

Anonymous said...

Your tags are truly stunning. So glad you are entering the challenges.
Looking forward to seeing your next tag.

laury55 said...

so beautiful...love the butterflies, great colors

Jenni's Jems said...

These are really gorgeous and really like the idea of using tags x

Scrapmate said...

I love the flower stamp & the colour combo.

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Suze Bain said...

These are beautiful (I particularly love the second one) and I love the idea of doing a tag calendar. Fab. xx

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi there, Fabulous calendar page, I love the colours and the butterflies are beautiful, Gay xxx